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Lindy Hop / Big Apple / Cake Walk / Balboa / Shim Sham / Stepptanz

This dance originates in the 19th Century, when black people on the plantations imitated their white folks, how they walked up and down the alley with canes and parasols, and they were betting for a cake to the one, who did the best imitation, in other words, looked most close to their white folks. While performing this originally social game, the ladies came dressed in wide white dresses and a wide brimmed hat or parasol, the guys in black tuxedos with top hats and canes.